Garden Spot Village Invites Public on an Armchair Tour of the Holy Land

March 5, 2012

Free lecture scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Mar. 5, 2012 — Garden Spot Village invites the public to a multimedia armchair tour of the Holy Land, “Land of the Bible,” presented by Dr. David Dorsey, distinguished professor of Old Testament at, curator of the Pense Biblical Archaeological Collection and chairperson of the division of Biblical Studies at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown.

“As well as being a renowned Biblical scholar, Dr. Dorsey is an expert on the Holy Land,” said Chet Yoder, director of pastoral services at Garden Spot Village. “With his insights and his images, the presentation promises to be engaging and enlightening.”

Dr. Dorsey studied in Jerusalem at Hebrew University and The American Institute of Holy Land Studies. He has studied modern and Biblical Hebrew and Arabic, as well as archaeology and ancient history. He holds a doctorate in ancient near eastern history from Dropsie University in Philadelphia, and he has taught at Evangelical Seminary since 1979.

While studying in Jerusalem, Dorsey traveled throughout Israel and participated in archaeological excavations. He has also traveled to Jordan, Greece and Rome. Today, he regularly leads study tours to Israel.
He is the author of The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel and The Literary Structure of the Old Testament.

The program is free and open to the general public. The lecture will be offered on Sat., Mar. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. For information call 717-355-6203 or email [email protected]

Garden Spot Village is home to all faiths and backgrounds. It is affiliated with the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church, the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Health Services. The community’s mission is “to enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.” For more information, visit